The 'Non-Diet' Diet Jennifer Aniston Swears By To Maintain Her Lean Physique

BY Harper's BAZAAR Australia / Oct 23 2019 / 17:46 PM

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The 'Non-Diet' Diet Jennifer Aniston Swears By To Maintain Her Lean Physique
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Jennifer Aniston has officially revealed the diet behind her svelte physique, and as it turns out, it's not really a 'diet' at all.

In a recent interview with U.K. magazine Radio Times, Aniston, 50, stated that she is a fan of intermittent fasting, a 'non-diet' that doesn't restrict what or how much you you eat, but rather when you eat. The Friends star went on to explain that she follows the 16:8 version of the diet, where she consumes her meals during an eight-hour window, while fasting for the remaining 16 hours.

"I do intermittent fasting, so no food in the morning," she said (quote via Insider).

"I noticed a big difference in going without solid food for 16 hours."

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While delaying eating for such a large part of the day may sound difficult, Aniston revealed that the hours spent sleeping count as part of the fasting period.

"Fortunately, your sleeping hours are counted as part of the fasting period. You just have to delay breakfast until 10am," she said.

The Morning Show star also added that she typically starts her mornings with celery juice and coffee.

Intermittent fasting, a form of Time Restricted Eating, has actually been shown to have a number of science-backed health benefits, including but not limited to weight loss, increased metabolic rate, increased clarity and focus, higher energy levels and improved blood sugar levels.

Although Aniston follows the traditional 16:8 version of the diet (where the fasting period is 16 hours), the fasting window can actually go from 10 to 16 hours and is best adjusted according to the individual's needs.
As with any diet or major lifestyle change, it's recommended that you consult your health care practitioner to determine whether it is right for you.

From Harper's Bazaar Australia